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LATEST CASE NUMBERS
As of Tuesday, August 11, Montana reports a cumulative total of 5,104 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 97 new cases since yesterday, 1,485 active cases, and 77 deaths from the disease. State officials also report that 276 of the cases have resulted in hospitalizations, with 77 patients currently hospitalized, and 3,542 patients considered recovered. The state’s official dashboard is here, and more information on the numbers reported by the state is here.
Yellow-shaded counties on the map have seen at least one documented COVID-19 case. Orange-shaded counties are currently above the four-active-case threshold for the mask mandate enacted July 15.
Lincoln County has tried to bolster its struggling economy with tourism in recent years, and visitors from Canada have become key to that effort. In summer, it’s normal to find more Canadians than Americans in the Eureka area, and many own second homes there. But the flow of Canadian visitors — and their dollars — has all but dried up this summer, and it’s beginning to have a major impact on local businesses. At least one downtown shop is closing its doors for good, and others are reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy, locals say.
The outbreak, one of the largest in the state. is unique in that it affects workers traveling to work in the community from outside of Gallatin and Madison counties, where Big Sky is located.